Storytime at the library is one of the best parts of growing up in Skokie! Join your favorite librarians and all of your friends for books, songs, fingerplays, crafts, music, games, dancing, and lots of laughs.


Let's gather for song, games, dancing, and stories! Browse the storytime schedule.

A picture of Ms. Mary and Ms. Gudrun smiling at the camera.

Ms. Gudrun and Ms. Mary know lots of bounces, tickles, and rhymes for the youngest ones. Join them for both indoor and outdoor editions of Book Babies and Wonderful Ones on Wednesday mornings.

A formal headshot of Ms. Caitlin.

Ms. Caitlin brings stories, songs--and a ukulele--to Family Fun Storytime on Wednesday evenings.

A woman with long grey hair and bangs smiles.

Ms. Mandy leads two sessions of Terrific Twos on Thursday mornings. Don't be surprised if some of her puppet friends come along!

A formal headshot of Ms. Cathy.

Crowd favorite (and bundle of energy) Ms. Cathy leads the Thursday afternoon Storytime.

A photo of Ms. Meleesa smiling at the camera.

The beautiful voice of singing librarian Ms. Meleesa greets you on Saturday mornings for Weekend Storytime.


Storytime on Zoom is plenty of fun--and no one has to know if you’re in your pajamas! We'll send you the link and login information for the online sessions when you register.

A puppet with shaggy orange fur, a green bulbous nose, and large googly eyes

Join us for Preschool Puppet Playtime with Schmoranges (and Ms. Mandy) once a month on Wednesday.


Can't make it in real time? Find familiar faces on YouTube and watch video stories and songs whenever you need them.

New Rise and Shine Storytime episodes come out regularly so be sure to subscribe!


We make it easy to lead your own storytime for little ones. Download a PDF Storytime Sheet to get book recommendations, songs, and activities on your child's favorite themes.